Cross-country runner to row at MIT

Zeke La Mantia
Social Media Manager/Graphics Editor

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Senior Matthew Curtis poses for his senior pictures. Curtis plans to row at MIT in the fall, where he will study finance. Photo provided by Matthew Curtis

Senior Matthew Curtis, a runner, a rower and, as of the fall of 2022, a student of MIT, plans to continue his academic and rowing career.

With plans to study finance at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Curtis has left his mark on Webster.
Curtis has had an active role in school activities since his freshman year including German National Honors Society, National Honors Society and Cross Country in the fall. His resume is also packed outside of school, where he spends most of his free time rowing for St. Louis Rowing Club, as well as volunteering at a food pantry.

As much as he accomplished in his four years at school, it’s hard to do everything and Curtis plans to do more finance related clubs in college because of his finance major.

About what he’d miss in regards to Webster, “About the place/area? I am going to miss the great food in Webster and in St. Louis, i.e. Bosnian food. About the school? School spirit,” Curtis said.

After a stressful few years for Curtis, he said that senior year has been his favorite. “It’s a little bit more relaxed, and now I can reap the rewards of the other years.”

A recipient of the Renaissance award every year of school he also had the pleasure of getting a Service Award when he was a junior.

Curtis ends his last year at Webster with words to his freshman self. “I would say to focus on things that I’m passionate about and not waste time trying to do everything.”

Zeke La Mantia – Social Media Editor

This is Zeke La Mantia’s third year on with Echo publications.  He has earned multiple awards for his photographic contributions.

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